Saturday 10th February 2018

Event of the Day

Our event of the day is the Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium in London. Last weekend, both sides started this season’s Six Nations Championship on the front foot. England, chasing their third title in a row, recorded a comprehensive 46-15 win away to Italy on Sunday; while Wales were equally convincing at home in Cardiff against Scotland on Saturday (34-7). The hosts have 14 consecutive wins at home in the Six Nations, and four straight wins against today’s rival in the Six Nations.
Wales last beat England in this competition in March 2013 at home (30-3), while they were last victorious in London in February 2012 (19-12). Wing Anthony Watson and back row forward Sam Simmonds each scored two tries for England in the opening round game versus Italy. Head coach Eddie Jones had had to replace scrum-half Ben Youngs, injured in the Rome clash, with Danny Care who will become the Red Rose’s most capped scrum-half with today’s appearance. Outside centre Jonathan Joseph is also selected to start ahead of Ben Te’o. Wales’ fullback Leigh Halfpenny proved to be in great form in the first match of the competition, against Scotland. He was impressive, scoring from conversions and penalties, but he also recorded two tries as well. It should be a thrilling encounter between the two most successful sides in the Championship at Twickenham Stadium.
Honourable mentions around the globe go to the 3rd Twenty20 match of the Tri-Series between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Australia have won both of their first two games of the series, including the first meeting with England in Sydney on Wednesday by 5 wickets, and are close to qualifying for the final already. In the Premier League, there’s a North London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium. Spurs are fifth in the league table with 49 points, four more than the Gunners in sixth position. It’s Day 3 of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. South Africa and India face off in their 4th ODI at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. It’s Day 3 of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth; and Day 3 of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament of the PGA Tour at Pebble Beach, California. It’s Day 6 of the Open Sud de France at the Arena Montpellier in Montpellier; and the sixth day of the Ecuador Open in Quito. There’s plenty of action at the 2018 Winter Olympics with the men’s individual final event in ski jumping at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre. In the NBA, the Golden State Warriors take on the San Antonio Spurs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. It’s the first round of the Big Wave Tour at North Beach, Nazaré in Portugal.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
Photos by Six Nations Rugby

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